Saturday, November 24, 2012

Some Fairy Tale Fare

This November I've been neglectful of fairy tale fare, so I hope this essay, on the abstract and concrete in fairy tales, written a few months previously and just published on Enchanted Conversation, will somewhat make up for it.

Jackie Morris, East o' the Sun and West o' the Moon

While you're there, read some of the other masterly-written fairy tales and poems.



  1. Brilliant essay. I tend to blame Freud--perhaps unfairly in part--for reducing literary analysis to talk of repressions and sexual politics, most of which is terribly foreign and uninteresting to me. It's overwhelmingly good to hear someone say: you know, a glass shoe is just a glass shoe, and as such it can mean endless things. Likewise for that poor maligned tower. :)

    Again, excellent. I'll be linking it over at the Hog's Head at some point, probably in my next Common Room post.

    1. Thanks, Jenna. I think I could have and probably ought to lengthen the train of thought begun in that essay to make it clearer. Maybe some other day . . . c;


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